Interactive CD-ROM training series on plastic-part design covers the following six areas: Product Development and Prototype Processes; Mechanical Behavior of Polymers; Mold Filling, Gating, & Weld-Line Considerations; Shrinkage, Warpage, & Part Ejection; Mechanical Fasteners, Press Fits & Snap Fits; and Welding and Adhesives Bonding Technology. Virtual- reality animation technology demonstrates product failure, assembly techniques, shrinkage, warpage, fatigue over time, and cyclic stress. Demonstrations include filling analysis and gate location, and weld-line strength and occurrence.
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The increased adoption of wireless technology for mission-critical applications has revved up the global market for dynamic electronic general purpose (GP) test equipment. As the link between cloud networks and devices -- smartphones, tablets, and notebooks -- results in more complex devices under test, the demand for radio frequency test equipment is starting to intensify.
Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.